Meena Alexander

Meena Alexander is Stylist’s sub-editor. She prides herself on her ability to spell big words, her vinyl collection and her photographic memory for every outfit Rihanna has ever worn.

  • Life

    10 of the loveliest period dramas to escape into now

  • Toni-Morrison-best-books
    Books

    The Toni Morrison novels everyone should read, from The Bluest Eye to Beloved

  • The Photograph: Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield
    Life

    The Photograph is exactly the kind of romantic escapism we need right now

Latest Stories

Emma McGrath
People

“I was definitely not a happy kid. I wrote songs to tell people the things I couldn’t say”

Singer Emma McGrath on the healing power of music.

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Queen & Slim film still
Life

Queen & Slim is a huge home-truth of a film that’s bursting with beauty

And we have two talented black women to thank for it.

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ALA.NI portrait for new album ACCA
People

“The music industry needs its #MeToo moment”

If you don’t know singer ALA.NI, it’s about time you did.

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Sex Education season two still
Life

So, is Sex Education’s second season as good as the first?

With storylines on everything from pansexuality to dirty talk to douching, the gang’s all here.

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The science of boredom: when did we lose the ability to be bored?

“There’s rarely a moment when our brains are not subject to some form of external stimulus.”

Actress Emma Mackey for Stylist
People

Sex Education’s Emma Mackey talks real-world sex, consent and Prince Andrew

“Men like him are part of a generation who have inherited archaic ways of being and thinking… but that’s not an excuse anymore.”

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Out of office: the ultimate guide to switching off while on holiday
Travel

The out-of-office checklist: a guide to actually relaxing on your break

Because switching off is easier said than done.

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Beabadoobee portrait
People

How Beabadoobee’s confessional bedroom pop captured the anxieties of a generation

The Brit nominee talks weed brownies and life-affirming tattoos.

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Portrait of Natasha Khan, Bat For Lashes
People

Why Bat For Lashes swapped the bustle of London for LA’s peachy sunsets

The singer is back with an album inspired by a “vampire girl gang”.

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Life

Keep an ear out for these under-the-radar artists in 2020

Music fanatic Yara Shahidi gives us her top five recommendations

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People

Meet Snoh Aalegra: Prince’s protégée and the queen of Sad Girl soul

Headphones – and tissues – at the ready.

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Exclusive: Dame Helen Mirren reveals the women who inspire her most

The actor talks to Stylist about history’s unfair treatment of powerful women.

People

Meet Tawiah, the enchanting soul singer we’ve got on repeat

She’s been channelling Beyoncé since the age of four

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People

Why we all want to be friends with Babeheaven singer Nancy Andersen

We know “voice of an angel” gets thrown around a lot, but…

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Fashion

“I resurrected 2009’s biggest fashion trends for 2019 – and this is what I learned”

The past decade wasn’t all velour tracksuits and low-rise jeans

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Can Bordoy, Palma, Majorca
Travel

Think Majorca is just a party island? You’re sorely mistaken

Stylist’s Meena Alexander had Majorca pinned firmly to the party island board, but one restorative weekend in Palma’s old town changed all that.

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Roald Dahl's Matilda
Books

“How Roald Dahl’s Matilda taught me everything I know about friendship”

It all started with a newt…

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Rosie Lowe: Stylist interviews London singer
People

You Heard It Here First: Rosie Lowe on music, meditation and the importance of a warm greeting

The Devon-born singer was nothing short of a child prodigy

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“Why Notting Hill Carnival embodies what it means to be black and British”

For black women, carnival is a time to be loud and proud in a society that so often shames us for it, says Meena Alexander.

Sheba Turk, the New Orleans WWLTV news anchor
People

These news anchors have responded to hate mail in the very best way

The trolls never stood a chance

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